The number of cash shells listed on London exchanges has grown from 64 to 91, the latest Cash Shells Directory finds.
Skype's first employee has netted a $6 million (£3.9 million) investment from Valar Ventures, a venture capital firm set up by PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel, for his peer-to-peer money transfer business.
Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has returned to its own service to secure additional capital for growth.
Back in June 2012, ATM services business Cennox became the Business Growth Fund's (BGF) 10th investment – at which point the company had already developed technology which was being used by the London cycle scheme to prevent card skimming.
GoCardless has added to the $1.5 million (£976,400) it secured in February 2012 by netting a further $3.3 million through a deal with Accel Partners and Passion Capital.
Business secretary Vince Cable has unveiled the first phase of the government's new business bank, its latest initiative to encourage lending to SMEs.
MMC Ventures has launched its MMC London Fund after winning a mandate from the Mayor of London and the European Regional Development Fund.
Having spent a year shadowing former BVCA chairman Robert Easton, Fidelity Growth Partners’ Simon Clark is now stepping up to the role and has some ambitious targets.
Index Ventures has teamed up with Union Square Ventures to provide $12 million (£8 million) of growth capital to peep-to-peer loan service auxmoney.
Businesses hoping to pass on the mantle to management teams may have to look away from management buy-outs, new research suggests.
Financing through the Funding for Lending Scheme has dropped by £2.4 billion, figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 reveals.
Jeff Lawson, CEO and co-founder of cloud communications business Twilio, meets with GrowthBusiness to explain the company's new micro fund for start-ups and why it is targeting Europe this time round.
Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has marked its second year of operation by moving past the £5 million fundraising mark.
Electra Partners has snapped up a clutch of secondary private equity funds in a deal which it describes as a 'discount'.
Ayan Mitra, founder of crowdfunding business CrowdBnk, tells GrowthBusiness about the platform’s ethos and why he thinks social investing could be the solution to start-up and growth company finance.
Loan provider iwoca has received capital itself through a funding round led by Beyond Digital.
Serial entrepreneur Nick Ogden, who calls himself an 'internet grandad', talks to GrowthBusiness about his latest venture.
The value of the UK's private equity buyouts has risen 23 per cent so far this year to £15.7 billion from £12.7 billion in 2011.
Continuing economic uncertainty means most businesses are still cautious about raising finance in 2013, research finds.
A peer-to-peer lending company which pairs borrowers and savers has been invested in by Augmentum Capital.
David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
Bob Mecrate-Butcher, partner at Charles Russell, looks at how corporate leaks can first be prevented and then plugged when they do occur.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.